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Michelle Del Rey / The Guardian
As Argentina becomes the first major Latin American country to fully legalize abortion, activists in the Dominican Republic fear their own government is banishing its women to the dark ages by upholding a total ban first implemented in 1884. The Dominican Republic is one of four countries in Latin America – along with Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador – where abortion is illegal in all circumstances.
A court in Bangladesh has banned women from registering nikahs, or Islamic weddings, because of their menstruation cycles. Activists say the verdict is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Polls suggest his daughter and successor as mayor of Davao City, Sara Duterte, is the electorate's top choice to succeed him as president in 2022. But he said Thursday that Sara would not be running. The presidency, he said, is "not meant for women," as they have a different "emotional setup" than men.
In the 26-second clip, a young woman is seen being followed by a man while walking alone at night. She starts removing her make-up with a facial wipe, and when the stalker grabs her from behind, she turns around and shows her bare face. At this point, her character is played by a male actor.